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Inspiring Virgil Quotes Posted by on Jul 22, 2011 in Latin Language

I recently revisited some of Virgil’s works and I found that some of his quotes are deeply inspiring; even though they were written thousands of years ago!

(1) tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito (The Aeneid book 6 line 95)

(2) stat sua cuique dies (The Aeneid book 10 line 467)

(3) omnia vincit amor (Eclogues Book X line 69)

(4) labor omnia vincit (Georgics Book 1)

(5) forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit (The Aeneid Book 1 line 203)

(6) amor omnibus idem (Georgics III)

(7) possunt, quia posse videntur (The Aeneid Book V line 231)

(8) quisque suos patimur Manes (The Aeneid Book VI line 743)

Answers:

(1)   Yield not to evils, but attack all the more boldly

(2)  There is a day for everybody/There is a turn for everybody

(3)  Love conquers all things

(4)  Hard work conquers all/relentless work conquers all

(5)  Perhaps it will be pleasing to remember even this one day

(6)  Love is the same for all

(7)  They are able because they seem to be able/they can because they think they can

(8)  Each of us suffers his own spirit/each of us deals with his own hell

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  1. bri:

    Love it!